Dobcross Brass Monkeys: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Saddleworth’s jungle VIPs entertain appreciative audience on final leg of World Tour of Saddleworth

The West End; Broadway; Wembley Stadium; and the O2 Arena: they are nothing on the Boarshurst Band Club for their presentation of brass band music. For the likes of Adele, U2, The Three Degrees, and Coldplay, iconic venues. But Wembley Stadium doesn’t have a good chippy yards away from its royal box. Boarshurst Band Club does: that redeeming feature as well as a knowledgable audience is why the Dobcross Brass Monkeys chose this venue. For the last leg of their World Tour of Saddleworth.
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Tintwistle Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (October 2017)

Second visit of 2017 makes for a similarly vibrant concert

Eloquence and entertainment was in abundance at Tintwistle Band’s second visit of 2017 to the Boarshurst Band Club. Last night, Sarah Groarke-Booth opted for a mix of the old and the new in her programme. As well as including some pieces that could have been written in hieroglyphics instead of bass or treble clefs, there was some nifty new pieces. This made for an enjoyable concert on the whole.

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Oldham Evening Chronicle’s Revolutionary Revival

Local radio station Revolution 96.2 buys the Oldham Evening Chronicle

Let’s go back to the 31 August: the Oldham Evening Chronicle┬áhad printed its last edition at Rhodes Bank. Hirst, Kidd, and Rennie, its long time parent company went into receivership. Till today its fate was in the hands of KPMG, its administrators. Continue reading “Oldham Evening Chronicle’s Revolutionary Revival”

Skelmanthorpe Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (October 2017)

Another great night with Jim Davies and Co. at the Boarshurst Band Club

Boarshurst Band Club, the Brass Vegas of the North, has played host to the good and the great of brass banding, from its present home since 1979. Almost a year after his previous appearance at Boarshurst, Jim Davies gave us another great concert to remember. It was one that gave us some good technical pieces, four memorable solo performances, and the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winning song.
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Hebden Bridge Brass Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Celtic theme marks David Hamilton’s first visit to Boarshurst Band Club as Musical Director

In brass banding, there are some parallels with football. Instead of divisions we have sections. There isn’t a transfer window that closes a month before the National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain. Players and musical directors do move to other bands. Last night, we were treated to David Hamilton’s first trip to Boarshurst Band Club, as Musical Director for Hebden Bridge Brass Band.

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Silk Brass: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club (September 2017)

Memorable return to Boarshurst for Cheshire band

Once more at the Boarshurst Band Club, Silk Brass gave us a stupendous concert. There was a good variety of classic brass banding pieces, and a couple of tunes you seldom see in concert programmes. In layperson’s terms, there was something for everyone.

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‘Rough Streets’ Sweep Community Radio Awards

Two Gold Awards for Tameside Radio, and a Silver Award for Oldham Community Radio

At the 2017 Community Radio Awards, it was a good night for Tameside Radio and Oldham Community Radio at The Station in Bristol. Both Tameside Radio and Oldham Community Radio were nominated for three awards and picked up two apiece. Continue reading “‘Rough Streets’ Sweep Community Radio Awards”

Inside The Oldham Times’ First Edition

East of the M60 looks at the first edition of The Oldham Times, the Lancashire town’s newest weekly title

On the 31 August, it was the end of an era as the Oldham Evening Chronicle printed its last edition. Its parent company, Hirst, Kidd, and Rennie, went into receivership. As well as its weekday daily newspaper, they also printed stationery. Their office on Rhodes Bank was also a bookshop and a booking office for the newspaper’s excursions. Continue reading “Inside The Oldham Times’ First Edition”

Linthwaite Band: Sunday Brass at the Boarshurst Band Club

Fifteen fine pieces from Linfit

A healthy turnout at Boarshurst Band Club saw a fine concert from Linthwaite Brass Band. With a mix of Paul Kershaw’s good humoured delivery and a relaxing programme. A warm reception away from the longer nights and cooler weather. With reference to his theatrical background, pieces from stage musicals (or inspired by musicals) were well represented.
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